[lg policy] Rada approves Ukrainian language TV quotas

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Tue May 23 11:04:53 EDT 2017

 Rada approves Ukrainian language TV quotas

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted in the second reading and as a
whole a bill that establishes an obligatory share of Ukrainian-language
content on television in the amount of 75% of the total volume.

Corresponding draft law No. 5313 on amending some laws on the language of
audiovisual (electronic) media was supported by 269 people's deputies on

According to the law, the weekly share of films in the state language must
be at least 75% in each time span between 07:00 and 18:00 and between 18:00
and 22:00 for national and regional television and radio broadcasting
organizations and 50% for local broadcasting companies.

The law amends the laws "On Television and Radio Broadcasting", "On
Culture" and "On the Basics of State Language Policy."

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